It is a fundamental concept of English law that an individual can leave their assets to whomever they please in their Will.
However, legislation (which came into force in 1975) introduced certain categories of people that have the right to make a claim against an estate. Having the right to make a claim does not mean that such a claim would be successful.
When taking Will instructions it is important to consider the family and relationships of the person making the Will, so that the risks of any challenge can be identified. Possible steps can then be taken to reduce the chances of any such claim being successful.
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